through. what we still don't know how this is going to turn out in new york. and while the case is faltering, according to reports, we're getting from here, there could be some evidence that comes out that could be damaging. in any case, we don't know that. i don't think voters know that. this is not particularly a popular thing with women in france. we don't know how they're going to turn out and vote. for the socialist party, he's a very strong candidate, compared to the other candidates they have out there. i mean, they'd like to see him run. by the same token, if he's not going to run with positives, it's going to be room for the right to attack him if he runs. he'll probably not be the socialist party candidate. >> okay, jim bitterman, joining us from minnesota paris. many thanks as always. as of today, there's a new face, a french face, at the international monetary fund.